Bridges and the Suns will not play the Warriors on Friday, as the game has been postponed, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
Wednesday's game against Atlanta was also postponed, and it remains to be seen whether Saturday's matchup against Indiana will go on as scheduled for the Suns.
Bridges recorded a career-high 34 points (12-18 FG, 6-8 3PT, 4-4 FT) to go with three rebounds, two assists and one block in 35 minutes Saturday in the Suns' 125-117 win over the Pacers.
Through his first two seasons in the NBA, Bridges brought most of his fantasy value in the form of his output in the defensive categories, but he's taken on an expanded role offensively in his third year with the Suns. Even before Saturday's career-best effort, Bridges had already been thriving as a secondary scorer, averaging 13.1 points per game on 45.3 percent shooting from the field and 42.3 percent from three-point range. Even in shallower leagues, Bridges shouldn't be left on any waiver wire.
Bridges had seven points (1-7 FG, 1-5 3PT, 4-5 FT), eight rebounds, two assists and two blocks in Sunday's loss to the Clippers.
It was the least efficient game of the young season for Bridges, who converted just one of his five attempts from downtown but was still able to provide a pair of blocks and a season-high eight boards. The loss snapped a four-game winning streak for Phoenix, a stretch during which Bridges averaged 16.3 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.0 steal per game.
Bridges scored 16 points (6-9 FG, 4-6 3Pt) to go with six rebounds, two steals and a block in 37 minutes of Thursday's 106-95 win over Utah.
Bridges led the team with 37 minutes, scoring 16 points to help the Suns to victory. The forward has been off to a good start this season, especially in scoring as he trails only Devin Booker among his teammates in points.
Bridges recorded 22 points (9-15 FG, 4-8 3Pt), seven rebounds, one assist and one block during a win at Sacramento on Sunday.
Bridges put up an insufficient nine-point effort in Saturday's loss to the Kings. The forward played much better Sunday, especially across a second half during which he scored 12 points without missing any of his five shots. His updated 16.3 PPG is now only behind Devin Booker's 22.7 among the Suns team.
Bridges recorded 18 points (5-11 FG, 4-7 3Pt, 4-4 FT), seven rebounds and two blocks in a 106-102 win versus Dallas on Wednesday.
Bridges turned out to be the Suns' most consistent starter during their season opener. He played a team-high 36 minutes while Deandre Ayton got in foul trouble, Devin Booker struggled with turnovers and Chris Paul failed to get his shot down. It is nights like this that make Bridges an operative fantasy option despite Phoenix's stacked starting lineup.
Coach Monty Williams on Sunday said Bridges (ankle) should be fine for Monday's preseason game against the Jazz, Duane Rankin of The Arizona Republic reports.
Bridges picked up a minor ankle issue during Saturday's preseason opener, but coach Williams isn't too worried about it, suggesting that Bridges should be good to go moving forward. The 24-year-old had a nice preseason opener, posting 14 points.
Bridges suffered an ankle injury during Saturday's preseason loss to the Jazz, Duane Rankin of The Arizona Republic reports.
Coach Monty Williams said he thinks the 24-year-old should be fine, though his status for Monday's rematch with Utah remains unclear. Despite the injury, Bridges saw similar playing time to the Suns' other regular starters (23 minutes) Saturday, and he had 14 points (6-10 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 2-3 FT) and one rebound.
Bridges registered 24 points (8-10 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 5-5 FT), two rebounds, two steals, two blocks and one assist in 33 minutes during Tuesday's win over the 76ers.
Bridges has scored in double digits in four straight games and is settling in as a reliable scoring option for the Suns behind Devin Booker and Deandre Ayton. Since becoming a full-time starter Jan. 28, Bridges has averaged nearly 12 points per game while shooting close to 50 percent from the field and almost 40 percent from three-point range.
Bridges recorded 26 points (10-12 FG, 4-5 3Pt, 2-2 FT), five assists, three rebounds, two steals and a blocked shot across 27 minutes in Tuesday's 117-106 win over the Raptors in Orlando.
It seems increasingly likely that Bridges is the top candidate to absorb Kelly Oubre's output moving forward. Bridges would surely carry a decent load even if Oubre enters the bubble, and for the Suns to be successful, they need a lockdown guy to bring the individual talents of Booker, Rubio and Ayton together.
Bridges posted 16 points (5-13 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 4-4 FT), five rebounds, an assist and three blocked shots across 16 minutes in Sunday's 117-103 scrimmage loss to the Celtics in Orlando.
Bridges has jumped in and out of the Suns' starting five over his two-year tenure with the team, but he comes to the bubble having starting 11 consecutive games before play halted. The Villanova product can space the floor, and he's already turned into one of the better young defenders in the league. As long as Kelly Oubre is absent, Bridges should be locked into a siginficant role.
Bridges went for 14 points (6-9 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 1-1 FT), five rebounds, an assist and a steal in 24 minutes during Thursday's 101-88 win over the Jazz.
Bridges was one of six Suns who scored in double digits, leading the way with a productive showing across the board. The 23-year-old was playing well before the season was suspended in March, averaging 12.1 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 2.7 assists in 35.8 minutes per game over his last 10 contests.
Bridges put up 21 points (7-13 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 5-5 FT), 10 rebounds, three assists and one block in 43 minutes during Sunday's 140-131 triumph over the Bucks.
It was another solid outing for Bridges, but the best part might have been the huge minutes he received. After a quiet first quarter, Bridges really came alive late, doing most of his damage in the second half. The 23-year old has gained mainstream fantasy appeal of late, averaging 13.9 points, 4.4 boards, 2.7 dimes, 2.1 triples, 1.1 steals and 0.9 blocks per game over his last seven outings while shooting 57.1 percent from the field and 100 percent from the line. He should continue to see heavy minutes in the weeks to come with Kelly Oubre (knee) seemingly at risk of missing the remainder of the season.
Bridges posted 18 points (7-10 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT), five rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block across 39 minutes during Friday's 127-117 victory over the Trail Blazers.
Bridges was one of many members of the Suns to step up in Deandre Ayton's (ankle) absence, reaching the 18-point mark for the first time since Feb. 10. Friday also marked the 10th time in Bridges' two-year career that he's posted at least two made threes, two steals and one block. Over the past five games, he's averaging 13.6 points, 3.6 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.0 block across 38.0 minutes.
Bridges finished with 15 points (5-12 FG, 5-10 3Pt), three rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block across 39 minutes during Saturday's 115-99 loss to the Warriors.
While the Suns weren't able to get the victory, Bridges did his part, drilling five triples and posting the highest offensive rating (128) on the team of anyone who saw at least 30 minutes. Saturday's effort also marked the third time in Bridges' career that he's posted at least five threes, one steal and one block. In 13 February appearances, he averaged 11.4 points, 3.8 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.9 steals and 1.0 block.
Bridges posted 10 points (4-7 FG, 2-4 3Pt), six rebounds, four steals and three assists in 38 minutes during Wednesday's 102-92 loss to the Clippers.
While the Suns couldn't get the victory, Bridges showed off his three-and-D potential. Over the past two seasons, only nine players have more performances than Bridges with at least four steals and two made threes. This month, he's averaging 10.9 points, 4.2 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 2.2 steals and 1.3 threes.
Bridges posted eight points (2-5 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 4-4 FT), six rebounds, four steals, two assists and one block across 28 minutes during Saturday's 112-104 victory over the Bulls.
Saturday marked Bridges' fifth performance this season with at least four steals, and three of them have come this month. Across the past two seasons, only six players in the league have more efforts with at least three steals than Bridges (31). This month, he's averaging 11.3 points, 4.1 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 2.2 steals, 1.3 threes and 1.0 block in 32.1 minutes.
Bridges amassed 14 points (6-12 FG, 2-4 3Pt), three steals, two rebounds, one assist and one block in 32 minutes during Wednesday's 112-106 victory over the Warriors.
Bridges continues to play well as the starting power forward, contributing across the board Wednesday. He has been a top-50 player over the past two weeks despite averaging only 11 points per game. His fantasy game is not unlike that of Robert Covington, and, given his projected role, Bridges should be rostered in every format moving forward.
Bridges generated 18 points (6-10 FG, 4-6 3Pt, 2-2 FT), six rebounds, three assists, a steal and a blocked shot across 31 minutes in Monday's 125-100 loss to the Lakers.
The team moved Bridges to the four and started Cameron Johnson to put a little more height into the starting five due to Deandre Ayton's absence, and Bridges responded well to the shift. The Villanova product put on an excellent show from beyond the arc with four threes and also did his best to control possession off the glass. Bridges is once again back in the starting lineup, which puts him back on the fantasy radar after eight consecutive starts.
Bridges amassed nine points (4-7 FG, 1-2 3Pt), three rebounds, one assist and one steal in 34 minutes during Saturday's 117-108 loss to the Nuggets.
Bridges' production was somewhat subdued Saturday, although the playing time continues to be a real positive. Over the past two weeks, Bridges has been a top-50 player in nine-category leagues despite him averaging just 9.4 points per game. His role as the starting power forward seems locked in for now and he should be on a roster in just about all formats moving forward.
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|01/11||@ WAS||L 107-128||25||14||5||2||0||0||0|
|01/09||@ IND||W 125-117||35||34||3||2||0||0||1|
|01/08||@ DET||L 105-110||33||6||8||1||1||1||1|
|01/06||vs TOR||W 123-115||29||13||4||3||1||0||1|
|01/03||vs LAC||L 107-112||36||7||8||2||1||0||2|
|01/01||@ DEN||W 106-103||36||14||1||2||0||0||1|
|12/31||@ UTA||W 106-95||37||16||6||0||0||2||1|
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